Kutztown University

Kutztown University Communication Design

Advisement

All students at KU are assigned an advisor who teaches within their major. If you choose to pursue a minor you will be assigned an advisor for that area of study as well.

Communication Design is a very complex program with many required courses and with many courses that require prerequisites and that are only offered in the fall or spring semester. The primary role of the advisor is to guide the student through course selection and to check that the student is staying on track for graduation in the program. Additionally, advisors are resources for guiding a student to the various other services and programs on campus that are available to ensure a student’s success, health and well-being. Faculty advisors typically have 40 or more advisees. To aid both students and faculty there is an Advising Center located in room 119 of the Stratton Administration Building with a permanent staff trained to help students if their faculty advisor can not.

The advising process is vital to your success in the Communication Design at Kutztown. You may change advisors if you choose to and the faculty member agrees.

The traditional advisement process begins the 10th week of each semester. CD faculty post signup sheets in the CD House to schedule appointments. If posted times do not work for your schedule, contact your advisor and schedule a separate time.

Courses for the sophomore year are pre-scheduled to ensure all Communication Design core courses are taken. Upcoming sophomores select these “blocks” of CD courses for the following semester and then fit their general education requirements and electives around their block. Be on the look out for signs announcing this process around mid-term.

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